- Grant to the Libraries for Online "Green Revolution" Collection
- Greening the Libraries Fun Fact
- Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) Web Services Committee Formed
- Help us Name the Media Repository
- IADS at the Quality Fair
- Libraries Civil Service Committee Ballot
- Libraries Leadership Committee (LLC) Meeting Notes
- Libraries Planning Speaker Series: E-Education and Learning Support
- Libraries Security Committee Meeting Notes
- Announcing Open Sessions on Proposed New Preservation/Conservation Strategies
- Join Us for Our first Metronet Wind Down of the Year!
- Join Us for the February First Fridays
- Save the Date for A Reference Renaissance 2010
Exhibits at the Libraries
- Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health
- The Machine That Changed the World: ACM and the History of Computing, 1947-2010
- Nothing Unattempted: The Voyages of Captain James Cook
- Robert Bly Revealed
- Tangible Digital Matter
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Archived Webinar: From ILS to Repository and Back: Data Interoperability
- TODAY! Library Issues Seminar: Government Information: Current Projects, Future Plans
- Staff Education and Development
Grant to the Libraries for Online "Green Revolution" Collection
The University Libraries have received funding to digitize the Norman E. Borlaug Papers and selections from the papers of E.C. Stakman, Helen Hart, John Gibler, and records from the department of Plant Pathology. Once digitized, these collections, held in University Archives, will form an online resource that conveys the Minnesota roots of the "Green Revolution," a term coined in the 1960's to describe worldwide advances in food crop production that began in the 1940's and saved millions from starvation. The project, which will be completed by May 2011, is being supported by a $27,667 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grant, a program supported by the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment. Approved by Minnesota voters in November 2008, the state constitutional amendment provides for an increase in Minnesota state sales tax to support outdoor heritage, clean water, parks and trails, as well as arts, history, and cultural heritage.
- Beth Kaplan and Linda Greve
Greening the Libraries Fun Fact
Save Energy with the Flip of a Switch! Plug all of your office machines and electronics into a power strip for easy energy conservation. Even when they are turned off, electronics use energy when left plugged into a wall outlet. By turning off your power strip at the end of the day, you'll eliminate this extra usage.
For more resources and information on how to go green at work and at home, visit the Greening the Libraries Project website: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/greenlibraries/
- Greening the Libraries Project
Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) Web Services Committee Formed
HSL has launched a Web Services Committee, chaired by Wayne Loftus, to address the HSL Goal, "Enhance our Virtual Space", to meet the needs of our Academic Health Center (AHC) and campus constituents, with close links to University Libraries (UL) web development efforts. The scope of the committee includes recommendations on web content creation, updating and maintenance workflow processes using Drupal, usability and user assessments, and exploration of mobile services for AHC users. The Committee will also monitor the HSL to UL multi-site migration planning process and assist the HSL technical team (Wayne Loftus, Chacko Kuruvilla, Eric Forbis) when a site redesign becomes necessary. Team members representing our three libraries, Bio-Medical, Wangensteen, and Veterinary Medicine, as well as InfoNow include: Anne Beschnett, Amy Donahue, Lois Hendrickson, Chacko Kuruvilla, Laura Krueger, Lisa McGuire, David Peterson, Emily Reimer, and Nicole Zepper.
- Linda Watson, Jim Beattie, Peter Weinhold, Sponsors
Help us Name the Media Repository
The media repository team seeks input from staff and student workers in helping to name our new rich media initiative. We ask that you take a few moments to offer us your thoughts on a few potential naming options. We also ask that you share your ideas with us.
This survey is open to both staff and students so feel free to share the link with others. Thank you for taking time to help us out.
- Jason Roy
IADS at the Quality Fair
On Thursday, February 4, Jackie Gulbranson, Lois Stuedemann, and Jerrie Bayer will participate in the University of Minnesota's fourth annual Quality Fair. Organized by the University Office of Service and Continuous Improvement, the fair highlights improvement projects from across the system and, for the first time, posters from outside the University. The Information Access and Delivery Services (IADS) entry, "Speedy Shelving in the Libraries", focuses on the revised work flow implemented in Wilson Library to reduce the time between materials being returned by users and those materials being back in place on the shelves.
The Quality Fair runs between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm at the TCF Bank Stadium. Further details on the fair and registration are available at: http://www1.umn.edu/osci/programs/q_fair/index.html .
- Jerrie Bayer
Libraries Civil Service Committee Ballot
Ballots for the election of new members for the Libraries Civil Service Committee were sent through Campus Mail on Friday, January 22, 2010. Completed ballots are due in room 499, Wilson Library before 4:30 pm, Tuesday, February 2, 2010.
- Scott Smith
Libraries Leadership Committee (LLC) Meeting Notes
Notes from recent LLC Meetings are available on Netfiles via the staff wiki at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/LibrariesLeadershipCouncil/HomePage . Agenda items from the January 28, 2010 meeting include the Google Books Project, Reinvention of the Libraries Website, Aleph Upgrade, and a Libraries New Employee Orientation.
- Jennifer Reckner
Libraries Planning Speaker Series: E-Education and Learning Support
The working group on E-Education and Learning Support has been formed to address the final theme in the Libraries Planning Speaker Series. We are hoping to prime our thinking on this topic by taking advantage of a speaker sponsored by the Academic Health Center.
Curtis Bonk on Active Learning with Technology: Myths, Magic, and Mucho Motivation
February 2, 2010
10:00 am to 11:45 am
Coffman Theater, Coffman Union
Visit the Speaker Series wiki page for information about the working group at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Staff/UniversityLibrariesSpeakerSeries and register for the Curtis Bonk presentation at: http://ustar.ahc.umn.edu/cpheo/register/register_event.cfm
- Jennifer Reckner
Libraries Security Committee Meeting Notes
The minutes from the December 2009 Library Security Committee Meeting have been posted at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/SecurityCommittee/Minutes . If you have any questions about the meeting or the committee generally, please feel free to contact me or any other group member. You can find the current Security Committee roster at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/SecurityCommittee/HomePage .
- Jon Jeffryes
Announcing Open Sessions on Proposed New Preservation/Conservation Strategies
Consultant Sam Demas and the Preservation and Conservation Planning Task Force have been studying the needs and options for providing enduring access to the UMN Libraries collections. The resulting strategies will guide fundraising for and implementation of a greater preservation capacity over the next few years.
Your input is needed! Two Open Sessions have been scheduled to discuss proposed strategies for the Libraries' new Preservation/Conservation program. Draft copies will be made available for your review on the staff wiki before the first session. Please check your schedule and plan to attend one of the sessions.
Monday, February 8, 2010
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Room 120A, Elmer L. Andersen Library
Friday, February 12, 2010
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 120A, Elmer L. Andersen Library
Don't miss this important opportunity to provide feedback!
- Preservation/Conservation Task Force: Charles Spetland, Kris Kiesling, Scott Marsalis, Amy Boemer, Arvid Nelsen, Linda Greve, and Sam Demas, consultant
Join Us for Our first Metronet Wind Down of the Year!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Lindell Library at Augsburg College
Three academic librarians, Lyndi Finifrock (Bethel University), Jessica McIntyre (Minneapolis Institute of Arts), and Betsy Dadabo (Bethel University), will lead a lively discussion of copyright in the information age. The session will explore issues of copyright by showing a remix of "RiP: A remix manifesto," an open source documentary on copyright and remix culture by web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor. The history of copyright, development of digital copyright, intellectual property, and Creative Commons will be addressed. The presenters will facilitate an interactive discussion following the film. This presentation is very similar to one they gave at the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) Conference. Attendees to their MLA presentation loved it, so we hope you make time to join us. We guarantee a good discussion on this hot topic!
Details about the WindDown (including a link for a map of the Augsburg campus) can be found on the Metronet home page at: http://www.metronet.lib.mn.us/library-wire/overview.html . You do not need to RSVP for this event, but if you have questions please contact Metronet at (651)646-0475.
- Kristen Mastel
Join Us for the February First Fridays
Virtue & Vice in the Stacks: Chastity & Lust
Friday, February 5, 2010
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Room 120, Elmer L. Andersen Library
Social Welfare History Archives and the Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies. Staff from the Social Welfare History Archives and the Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies will present talks on the theme of chastity and lust. Linnea Anderson, Assistant Archivist in the Social Welfare History Archives, will discuss efforts by social reformers and public health advocates to regulate sexual behavior in the first half of 20th century. Jean-Nickolaus Tretter, GLBT Collections Specialist, will speak on the lust for collecting that inspires the founding of many special collections libraries.
Also, this Friday at 1:00 pm, following the talk, staff from Andersen Library will be available to give tours of the caverns below the public building.
- R. Arvid Nelsen, First Fridays Chair
Save the Date for A Reference Renaissance 2010
A Reference Renaissance 2010: Inventing the Future, co-chaired by Marie Radford and Rivkah Sass, will be held August 8 through 10, 2010, in Denver, Colorado. This exciting event will feature numerous presentations showcasing the latest reference trends and techniques that will give you new ideas and tools to better serve your customers. Also included are vendor exhibits, presentations specifically focused on products and services of interest to reference and information staff, and plenty of opportunities for networking and sharing with colleagues.
Information about registration and the Call for Proposals for this conference will be coming soon. In addition to Virtual Reference, conference tracks will include "Meeting Our Users Where They Are" and "New Roles and Future Directions for Reference Librarians." We welcome submissions from public and academic librarians. In addition to more traditional presentations, lightning round and Pecha Kucha submissions are also encouraged.
To receive email announcements about the Call for Proposals, registration, or other information about this event, please send an email to: email@example.com . For more information about Reference Renaissance and to see the 2008 presentation programs, please visit: http://www.bcr.org/referencerenaissance/ . The Proceedings of the 2008 conference will be published by Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc. in February 2010.
- Carla Steinberg Pfahl
Exhibits at the Libraries
Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health
Through Friday, February 19, 2010
Second Floor, Diehl Hall
Monday, February 22 through Friday, February 26, 2010
The Machine That Changed the World: ACM and the History of Computing, 1947-2010
Through Friday, March 5, 2010
Exhibit Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
Nothing Unattempted: The Voyages of Captain James Cook
Through Sunday, March 7, 2010
T. R. Anderson Gallery, James Ford Bell Library, Wilson Library
Robert Bly Revealed
Tangible Digital Matter
The Art in the Libraries 2010 exhibition celebrates digital media in the work of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff from the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota.
Through Sunday, May 15, 2010
Basement, First, and Fourth Floors, Wilson Library
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.
Archived Webinar: From ILS to Repository and Back: Data Interoperability
Minitex is pleased to share links to an archived webinar from NISO, with its participating libraries. Minitex subscribed to the 2010 NISO webinar series on behalf of itself and its participating libraries.
The archive of NISO's January 13, 2010, webinar, "From ILS to Repository and Back: Data Interoperability," at: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/niso/view?id=KN54QR&pw=B%22f%3F8M8
If you have trouble with the above link, you can also retrieve the archive with the following:
- Recording URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/niso/view
- Recording ID: KN54QR
- Attendee Key: B"f?8M8
After clicking on either of these links,
- You will need to enter your name.
- Click on <view recording>, and, on the next screen,
- You will be presented with a couple of viewing options. We suggest using Microsoft Office Live Meeting Replay for quicker downloads. For the best viewing experience, but longer times to download, use Microsoft Office Live Meeting High\-Fidelity Presentation format including video playback. Questions received during this event have been posted to the website; NISO is working to add presenter answers. The website, with slides from the event, is located at: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2010/datainterop/ .
- Mary Parker
TODAY! Library Issues Seminar: Government Information: Current Projects, Future Plans
The next Library Issues Seminar will be held Monday, February 1, 2010 in room S30B, Wilson Library. Bring your lunch at 11:30 am, the presentation will begin at 12:00 pm.
Kirsten Clark will present, "Government Information: Current Projects, Future Plans." In the past year, Government Publications has been involved in several large scale projects such as the CIC/Google Documents Project. However, the environment related to government information isn't just changing here at the University of Minnesota. Come learn about what is happening within and outside the Federal Depository Library Program, what issues are being discussed by groups such as ALA GODORT and the Depository Library Council, and where government information is heading in the future.
- Jan Roseen
Staff Education and Development
Check out upcoming classes offered by Libraries Staff Education and Development (SED) at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/SEDP/HomePage .
Minitex offers a dynamic schedule of webinars and training sessions. The full schedule may be found at: http://www.Minitex.umn.edu/events .
For items to be included in the University Libraries Monday Memo, please send all announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org, before 12:00 pm the preceding Friday.